Path to Operations

Aireon is well on its way to delivering an operational, global air traffic surveillance capability. The first satellite launch is scheduled for this summer, followed shortly by the test and validation of initial data.

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It's Just ADS-B

Aireon’s space-based global surveillance system is just ADS-B on a satellite.

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Technical Overview

Space-based ADS-B will provide unparalleled 100 percent global surveillance coverage to receive and process ADS-B signals broadcast from aircraft equipped with 1090 MHz ADS-B transponders.

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Operational Comparison

Take a look at how Aireon can be utilized through four main transition scenarios to deliver substantial benefits to all stakeholders.

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Iridium NEXT

The backbone of Aireon’s technology resides on the Iridium NEXT constellation of satellites scheduled for eight launches through 2017.

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ICAO Block Upgrades

Take a look at the correlation between Aireon’s space-based ADS-B system and the International Civil Aviation Organization’s Aviation System Block Upgrades.

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Brochures & Guides

View and download Aireon’s Executive Reference Guide and wide range of overviews, technical descriptions and operational capabilities overviews.

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